Over the coming months I will be writing about key people who are, or have been, involved in geography, exploration or adventure in one way or another. There are so many interesting people that have explored the world, made new discoveries, added to human knowledge of the world and even broken records while doing so. Many of these people are explicitly linked to the study of geography, others often have more indirect links.
When teaching I used to set my students a challenge to try and find me something that was not connected to geography, and I have yet to be beaten in this challenge. Feel free to contact me if you think you have something, I always enjoy a good challenge.
But because of this the people I choose to write about might not be the first people that come to mind when you think of geography!
The idea is to highlight how geography and geographical skills have been used by a wide variety of people throughout history, and across the globe. If you have a geography hero and want them to be included here do get in touch.
Anyway, hopefully I’ll be able to highlight some key people who are considered heroes by some in the geographical sphere. First hero post to be completed soon!